For the second time in his career, Damian Lillard will don the cover of an NBA video game. Today, he was announced as one of three cover athletes for NBA 2K21.
After the video game numbers that Portland Trail Blazers celebrity guard Damian Lillard produced within the 2019-20 season, it feels solely becoming to reward him with the quilt of 2K Sports activities’ upcoming recreation, NBA 2K21.
Information broke earlier this morning that Lillard will grace the quilt of NBA 2K21’s “Commonplace Version,” with the “Legend Version” cowl athlete set to be launched tomorrow. Lillard is the primary of three completely different athletes to be introduced, in keeping with Bleacher Report’s press launch.
This can be Lillard’s second look on the quilt of an NBA online game, which maybe serves as a testomony to each his longevity as a confirmed celebrity, and his potential to corral nationwide help, regardless of taking part in in a small market. Six years in the past, headlined the quilt of EA Sports activities’ NBA LIVE 15.
In Portland Path Blazers’ historical past, Lillard stays the one participant to ever grace the quilt of both NBA 2K or LIVE.
Lillard had a quick sit down with Shams Charania to debate the excellence, and had this to say:
It means quite a bit. I feel it’s a type of issues just like the signature shoe. All people simply don’t get it. So, to have the ability to be part of the road of gamers that’s been on the quilt of 2K, it’s an honor, as a result of, like I stated earlier, each time I come throughout a recreation that’s my favourite 12 months of a recreation, the best way you acknowledge it, is by, ‘A.I. (Allen Iverson) was on that cowl, or Kobe (Bryant) was on that cowl. That was my favourite one.’ So, simply to affix that group and have that honor is cool. Actual cool.
Lillard stated that he initially thought he could be on the China version, or the pc version. This time, although, he will get prime billing.
The one different Portland participant to don an out of doors online game cowl — excluding Carmelo Anthony on NBA LIVE 2005 as a member of the Denver Nuggets — was Clyde Drexler and firm, for EA Sports activities’ Bulls vs. Blazers and the NBA Playoffs in 1992.
And so, the legend continues to develop.
On the 12 months, Portland’s five-time All-Star is averaging 28.9 factors per recreation, and seven.eight assists per recreation on a 61.9 true taking pictures share, all career-highs. He’s additionally including in 4.three rebounds and 1.zero steals per recreation. Earlier this 12 months, he was the speak of the NBA stratosphere, for producing one of many greatest offensive streaks in NBA historical past.
Subsequent month, Damian Lillard will hope so as to add one other quantity — seven straight Playoff appearances. Till then, Rip Metropolis has motive to have fun.
— to ripcityproject.com